Summary: I bought this drive as a replacement drive for the stock WD 160GB AV-GP drive inside of my TiVoHD. I opted for this drive as it is an AV drive with 24/7 reliability, large capacity, decent price, and high performance.
Summary: Used this as a replacement drive for a DVR recorder. Drive is spacious (2TB) and very quiet. I've had no performance issues at all. (however you probably wouldn't want this as your main system drive - it's not designed for high performance).
Great product, agree with all the other positive reviews
2 May 2011
Summary: I've had it for about 3 weeks now after installing it into the Tivo Premiere I purchased. 400+ hours of HD recording is very nice. I can confirm I am experiencing the same quietness others are describing, it is a huge improvement from the Series2 Tivo I have...
Summary: This drive is fantastic. I use it as a storage drive/seedbox drive for my pc. It takes all the load off my OS raid and allows me to free up the rest of my comp for everything else. Sure, you could do that with any second drive, but I'd choose this one again every time.
Summary: ...for our WHS. Installed and formatted quickly. Doubled the storage space on our WHS which now acts as a media server to stream audio and video to several computers using Media Center. This drive is better suited to this than the EADS or EARS models.
No more tweaks needed to use in TiVo HD but reliability problems remain
4 March 2011
Summary: Well first the good news. I purchased the drive in November 2010 to replace a drive on it's last legs in a TiVo HD. I was a bit apprehensive with all of the stories about an extra tweak being needed.
Summary: Works great as an upgrade hard drive for my Tivo HD. Runs warmer than the previous 160GB drive, but still lower power than a regular desktop drive. wdidle3.exe /d ran fine for me, and I copied the contents of the previous drive using MFSLive. It took about 90 minutes for 140GB of data.
Random Reboots on a TiVO HD - this is just what the doctor ordered
Daniel G. Lebryk, Amazon
27 January 2011
Summary: After two years, my 500Gb WD DVR Extender started to give up the ghost - the TiVO would randomly reboot about twice a day while watching television. So I decided to go down the path of internal drive replacement.